Anyone Here RepRap?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Metalmann, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Metalmann

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    http://vimeo.com/5202148#


    Years ago, I bought a few parts for one, but I never seem to have time to work on it.:(

    Always, too many irons in the fire....
     
  2. Dr.killjoy

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    I always wanted to build one but never had time or the money to do so ....The design mechanical is a piece of cake from me since I can build just about anything ,but I have no idea where to begin with the electronics.. Also I wanted to build a similar design in order to mill my pcb board which I would love to do because having a apartment with a couple kids and any kind of acid with no work bench is bad idea...
     
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  3. Metalmann

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    Yeah, the electronic portion was a little mind-bending for me.

    I'd be better off buying one already made, even though I've made similar contraptions at work....
     
  4. GopherT

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    We have built two. The electronics are actually the easy part if you buy the commerically avaialble boards (~$200 if I remember correctly - prices keep dropping). Also need an Adruino. An SD card reader with an LCD display is also helpful (Commerically avaialble for about $50) so you don't need a dedicated computer to drive as it prints.

    The tough part is turning the machine and 'slicing' the CAD file with a slicer software. The slicer lets you cut the part in multiples of your machines resolution. You can also adjust the density & strength of the final part by adjusting the wall thinkness and fill rate.
     
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  5. shortbus

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    CNCZone.com is big on the how-to for this type of thing.
     
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